# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Career Investigations Task 388899910

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate digital communication etiquette in professional settings.


Demonstration should include etiquette required when working with
  • computers
  • mobile devices
    • smartphones
    • laptops
    • tablets
  • press-and-talk devices (e.g., walkie-talkie)
  • headsets
  • projectors
  • assistive technology.
Etiquette should include determining the appropriate
  • purpose for using digital devices
  • use of device components (e.g., texting, ringers, audio volume, speaker, headphones, video, applications)
  • settings and situations when the device’s use is acceptable or expected
  • opportunities to use digital equipment as opposed to face-to-face communication
  • professional written correspondence when using digital devices to communicate for work-related purposes.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How should you handle calls or texts on a personal device while at work?
  • What should you do to personal or work devices while attending meetings?
  • What are the benefits and drawbacks of regularly using portable devices?
  • How can written correspondence be interpreted differently than the sender intended?
  • When would face-to-face communication be more appropriate than digital communication?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will examine the elements of media literacy.
  1. Identify persuasive/informative techniques used in media.
  2. Distinguish between fact and opinion, and between evidence and inference.
  3. Describe how word choice, visual images, and sound convey a viewpoint.
  4. Compare and contrast the effectiveness of techniques in auditory, visual, and written media messages.
  5. Craft and publish audience-specific media messages.


The student will analyze, develop, and produce creative or informational media messages.
  1. Analyze the purpose of information and persuasive techniques used in diverse media formats.
  2. Examine how values and viewpoints are included or excluded and how the media can influence beliefs, behaviors, and interpretations.
  3. Use media and visual literacy skills to create products to express new understandings.
  4. Evaluate sources for relationships between intent and factual content.
  5. Utilize multimedia to clarify information and emphasize differing points of view.
  6. Evaluate the motives (e.g., social, commercial, political) behind media presentation(s).
  7. Demonstrate the ethical use of the Internet when evaluating or producing creative or informational media messages.

History and Social Science


The student will demonstrate personal character traits that facilitate thoughtful and effective participation in civic life by

  1. practicing trustworthiness and honesty;
  2. practicing courtesy and respect for the rights of others;
  3. practicing responsibility, accountability, and self-reliance;
  4. practicing respect for the law;
  5. practicing patriotism;
  6. practicing thoughtful decision making; and
  7. practicing service to the school and/or local community.

Other Related Standards

Career Education Competencies

Interpersonal Skills